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Lakers, Galaxy strike deals with Time Warner Cable Sportsnet

Two weeks into the basketball season, Time Warner Cable Sportsnet has reached deals to carry the channel on DirecTV.

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Pac-12 confused why DirecTV picked up Lakers games

The messy situation involving Pac-12 Network and DirecTV is only getting worse.


Time Warner Cable, DirecTV reach a deal on Lakers

Lakers fans with DirecTV will now be able to watch their team play after a broadcast deal with Time Warner Sports came about on Thursday.


Cox Cable to carry Lakers games

TWC finally comes to an agreement with Cox Cable to broadcast Lakers' games.


WCC basketball to air 15 games on Time Warner

The new television station, which also carries Los Angeles Lakers and LA Galaxy games, will air at least 15 West Coast Conference basketball games in the 2012-2013 season.


AT&T U-verse TV , Time Warner Cable Sports reach a

Los Angeles sports fans that subscribe to AT&T U-Verse TV will now be able to watch Los Angeles Lakers, Galaxy and Sparks games this season, now that the carrier has struck a deal that will allow AT&T U-Verse to carry Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes to its Southern California subscribers.

The news comes not too long after Charter and Verizon FiOS were each able to land a deal with Time Warner Cable Sports. All three deals come after prolonged negotiations, but fortunately just before the NBA 2012-13 regular season tip off.

While this is good news for AT&T U-Verse TV owners, DirecTV subscribers are still waiting for their television provider to reach a deal with Time Warner, the new home of the Lakers, Sparks and Galaxy.

Fortunately, there is still time for Lakers fans without the new home for Lakers games, since the first game will be nationally televised on TNT. There are just four days left, though, until the Lakers play their first of many games on Time Warner Cable on Oct. 31.


Verizon FiOS, Time Warner reach a deal

Verizon FiOS will be adding Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes after reaching an agreement with Time Warner Cable Sports.


Charter adds Time Warner Cable Sportsnet

Southern California residents with Charter cable will now be able to watch Laker games as the company and Time Warner Cable Sports reached an agreement on Friday.


The Galaxy have a new TV home

The Los Angeles Galaxy have a new TV home starting on Sunday.


Time Warner: 'Significant demand' from Lakers fans

On Friday, Time Warner Cable addressed the concerns of Lakers fans throughout Southern California and released a written statement that gives some hope that the stalemate will come to a resolution soon.


Lakers will play a game, but will you see it?

Time Warner Cable's inability to negotiate with other providers will cause non-Time Warner subscribers to miss out on the Lakers' first preseason game.


Time Warner Cable Sportsnet And Deportes Go Live

Time Warner officially launched it's English language and Spanish language Los Angeles regional sports networks tonight, with players from the Los Angeles Lakers, LA Galaxy and Los Angeles Sparks on hand to ring in the festivities.


LA Galaxy Announce $55 Million TV Contract

MLS announced a deal earlier this year giving NBC the broadcast rights once held by Fox Soccer for three years at $30 million. Today the LA Galaxy announced their own separation from Fox, to the tune of ten years at $55 million. The number of games is undetermined, and will depend upon ESPN and NBC’s selection of games each year.

The Galaxy will follow the LA Lakers in leaving Fox Sports for the up and coming Time Warner sports network. The official announcement is supposed to come on Friday outside the AEG offices. From LA Times reporter Bill Shaikin:

Although the Galaxy has been the league’s marquee franchise since signing David Beckham before the 2007 season, it has not been a ratings winner for FSW, never drawing more than 16,000 homes -– a .28 rating. In the last few years, ratings have dropping as low as .11%.

Fox, which has been paying from $300,000 to $500,000 for the Galaxy’s rights, carried 19 Galaxy games this year.

MLS was not a ratings bonanza for Fox Sports, so why pursue the Galaxy at all. $55 million is a paltry sum compared to the Billion dollar 20 year contract the Lakers got. Consider this another salvo in Time Warner’s bid to outdo Fox Sports in Los Angeles. The Dodgers have been rumored to flee to Time Warner as well.


What the Time Warner deal means for Lakers fans

The Lakers have signed a 20-year, $3 billion deal with Time Warner Cable. Here's how it will affect your viewing experience, the team's bottom line and the product on the court.

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